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News Minute: Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. CDT
News Minute: Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. CDT

Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. CDT.

Iowa city settles fatal police shooting suit for $5 million

Iowa city settles fatal police shooting suit for $5 million

Burlington, Iowa, has agreed to pay $5 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the mother of a man who was shot to death by police five years ago.

States make pitches to vote 1st in 2024 Democratic primaries

States make pitches to vote 1st in 2024 Democratic primaries

Sixteen states and Puerto Rico are jockeying for early slots on a new Democratic presidential primary calendar, offering presentations for party bosses on why they deserve to go first — or at least close to it.

Planned Parenthood won't change waiting period requirement

Planned Parenthood won't change waiting period requirement

The Iowa attorney general’s office says a state Supreme Court decision that requires a 24-hour waiting period before an abortion won’t take effect until next month, but the state's main abortion provider says it will immediately require the waiting period.

Woman found guilty, man sentenced to prison for Iowa killing

Woman found guilty, man sentenced to prison for Iowa killing

A woman has been found guilty of first-degree murder and a man sentenced to prison for the strangulation death of another woman nearly two years ago in her Lake Park home.

Crews search for man missing under collapsed Iowa grain silo

Crews search for man missing under collapsed Iowa grain silo

Crews continue to search for a man missing beneath piles of grain and debris from a collapsed grain silo in southeastern Iowa.

Iowa man pleads not guilty in deaths of 3,000 feeder hogs

Iowa man pleads not guilty in deaths of 3,000 feeder hogs

A northeast Iowa farmer has pleaded not guilty to livestock neglect after 3,000 hogs died on his property.

Iowa governor allows deer hunting with semi-automatic rifles

Iowa governor allows deer hunting with semi-automatic rifles

Iowa deer hunters will be allowed to use semi-automatic weapons including AR-15 rifles to kill deer in more parts of the state during a newly created antlerless season in January under a bill signed by Gov. Kim Reynolds.

Tuition rates appear headed up at Iowa public universities

Tuition rates appear headed up at Iowa public universities

Students at Iowa’s three public universities may be paying more for tuition starting in the fall.

Mason City man gets prison for role in deadly shooting

Mason City man gets prison for role in deadly shooting

A Mason City man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for his role in a February shooting that killed one man and left another with disabling injuries.

Title IX's next battle: The rights of transgender athletes

Title IX's next battle: The rights of transgender athletes

The law known as Title IX has influenced athletics in the United States for 50 years.

Inflation taking bite out of new infrastructure projects

Inflation taking bite out of new infrastructure projects

Inflation is taking a toll on infrastructure projects across the U.S. Rising prices for materials such as asphalt, steel and iron pipes are driving up the costs to build roads, bridges, rail lines and water mains.

Second motorcyclist gets probation in drag racing death

Second motorcyclist gets probation in drag racing death

A second motorcyclist has been sentenced to probation after a man died during a street race in Des Moines in October.

Bill puts two-year moratorium on new Iowa casino licenses

Bill puts two-year moratorium on new Iowa casino licenses

Iowa Gov_ Kim Reynolds has signed into law a measure that places a two-year moratorium on new casino licenses — a move the mayor of Cedar Rapids calls “disappointing.”.

Iowa doors swing open for Republicans eyeing White House run

Iowa doors swing open for Republicans eyeing White House run

At least a half-dozen GOP presidential prospects are planning Iowa visits this summer now that the state's June primary has come and gone.

Democrat DeJear to run with county auditor Eric Van Lancker

Democrat DeJear to run with county auditor Eric Van Lancker

Democratic governor candidate Deidre DeJear announced she has chosen an eastern Iowa county auditor as her running mate.

Nebraska rushes to build horse tracks despite few fans

Nebraska rushes to build horse tracks despite few fans

Horse races are regularly held in only two spots in Nebraska, but the tracks in Grand Island and Columbus are usually pretty quiet apart from the rumble of thoroughbreds that stomp past the often empty grandstands.

Sheriff: 9-year-old boy fatally hit by motorcycle in Iowa

Sheriff: 9-year-old boy fatally hit by motorcycle in Iowa

Authorities in western Iowa say a 9-year-old boy has died after being hit by a motorcycle in the small town of Macedonia.

Iowa Supreme Court: Abortion rights not protected by state constitution, clearing way for lawmakers to ban the procedure

Iowa Supreme Court: Abortion rights not protected by state constitution, clearing way for lawmakers to ban the procedure

Iowa Supreme Court: Abortion rights not protected by state constitution, clearing way for lawmakers to ban the procedure.

Iowa court: Abortion not protected by state constitution

Iowa court: Abortion not protected by state constitution

The Iowa Supreme Court has made it easier for lawmakers to limit or outlaw abortion in the state, reversing a decision by the court just four years ago that guaranteed the right to abortion under the Iowa Constitution.

Bird flu outbreak waning but threat of virus lingers

Bird flu outbreak waning but threat of virus lingers

A bird flu outbreak in the U.S. that led to the deaths of more than 40 million chickens and turkeys and contributed to a spike in egg and meat prices appears to be waning, but experts caution the virus hasn't disappeared and worry another surge could take hold this fall.

Iowa swimmers wondered if Title IX suit was 'going to work'

Iowa swimmers wondered if Title IX suit was 'going to work'

Several women's athletes at the University of Iowa sued the school in late 2020 after the athletic department said it was was cutting men's and women's swimming and diving, men's tennis and men's gymnastics.

Sheriff's deputy killed in head-on crash in southwest Iowa

Sheriff's deputy killed in head-on crash in southwest Iowa

Authorities say a Fremont County sheriff's deputy has died in a head-on crash in the southwestern corner of Iowa.

Heat wave keeps its sticky grip on Midwest and South

Heat wave keeps its sticky grip on Midwest and South

The swimming season has kicked into high gear early in a large swath of the U.S., as a heat wave pushed temperatures into the 90s and beyond in a stretch spanning from northern Florida to the Great Lakes and covering about a third of the country’s population.

Ex-Iowa police officer pleads guilty to sexual abuse of girl

Ex-Iowa police officer pleads guilty to sexual abuse of girl

A former eastern Iowa police officer has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl last year while he was on duty.